WWE Ignores Boston Bombings
Why did the WWE not mention it on Monday Night Raw?
The WWE has always prided itself on being a pillar of normalcy to its viewers. They never cancelled a show for 9/11, and I never expected them to cancel a show for Boston, but to not mention it at all, less than a week after filming in the city, was a blow to the heart.
I was at the Smackdown taping at the Boston Garden, and less than seven days later, the city was in turmoil. I was surprised there was no tribute, no condolences, and no acknowledgement of the event. I missed Smackdown last night. I rarely miss it, but like many in the New England area, I was glued to my television as law enforcement locked down the area and searched for Suspect #2. I was still glued to the television as they brought him into custody. I was glued to my television and filled with relief as Deval Patrick and law enforcement officials confirmed we could sleep soundly in our beds last night for the first time all week.
I didn't need some long-winded tribute. I just wanted support. As a Twitter follower, I found out that most of the wrestlers didn't even fully know what was happening until later. I was looking to the WWE for comfort and was left out in the cold.